Theories on the Name of RobCo's Mascot?

Discussion in 'General Fallout Discussion' started by The-Artist-64, Jul 25, 2015.

  1. The-Artist-64

    The-Artist-64 "Set Phasers to Fun."

    Jul 19, 2015
    What do you think RobCo's mascot is called? For those who don't know what I'm talking about, he's the guy on the Pip-Boy 2000. Bethesda hasn't included the poor fellow in their games, instead using Vault Boy for everything because apparently Vault-Tec was the only company in existence. Riiight. Might be for the best though, they'd probably ruin him anyways.

    I've always thought of him as the Pip Boy, perhaps sharing his name with one of RobCo's most iconic products.
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  2. Stone Cold Robert House

    Stone Cold Robert House Mojave Rattlesnake

    Jul 6, 2015
    I always saw that as being simply an older design of Vault Boy, from an older model before they "updated" his look like companies often do with their mascots. Look at him, same face, same general style, just different colors, hair and clothes. It's the same character. Just like this guy looks pretty different from this guy but both are still the same Mickey Mouse.
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  3. helios1

    helios1 It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Mar 10, 2014
    I just call him the Pip Boy. I'm guessing the reason Vault Boy is on the 3000 model is maybe because RobCo and Vault Tec started a joint venture and RobCo started making Pip boys just for vault inhabitants. Still I wish they kept that mascot.
  4. Hardboiled Android

    Hardboiled Android A Smooth-Skin

    Jun 7, 2015
    Robby Robco?

    More likely he is the Pip Bo. He was merged with the Vault Boy character at some point during the course of the many joint RobCo-Vault Tec ventures
  5. ninjacapo

    ninjacapo First time out of the vault

    Jul 27, 2015
    that would make sense seeing as the vaults had robco tech in them. it would be a mutually beneficial merger
  6. TheChosen1

    TheChosen1 Moving Target

    Nov 8, 2012
    Robby, as a reference to Asimov.
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  7. Vault Maker

    Vault Maker Vault-Tec Cartographer

    Jun 27, 2006
    From The Vault:

    "Vault Boy should not be confused with Pip-Boy which is the name of the personal information processor used as the game interface"

    In FOT there was a (silly) special encounter with "The Pip Boy", for which the game was roundly ridiculed. The Pip Boy is what you wear. The mascot is Vault Boy. As far as I know he never appears in anything that is just Robco-related, only Vault-Tec.
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  8. The-Artist-64

    The-Artist-64 "Set Phasers to Fun."

    Jul 19, 2015
    Yes, I think we all know about that. I meant that RobCo's mascot should be called the 'Pip Boy', like the device. This is not to be confused with Vault Boy, Vault-Tec's mascot.
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  9. Gizmojunk

    Gizmojunk Half-way Through My Half-life

    Nov 26, 2007
    Originally I wondered why Bethesda didn't use the Vault Boy face as the 'pint sized slasher' mask.

    Pipboy, is likely just called Pipboy; [derived from the Big Boy mascot from the restaurant chain].
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  10. Juza The Cloud

    Juza The Cloud Nanto Goshasei

    Jun 3, 2015
    His name is Robert Cohen, RobCo for short.